Free Republic 1st Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $21,874
Woo hoo!! And the first 24% is in!! Thank you all very much for your continuing support!!

Keyword: schooner

Brevity: Headers | « Text »

    08/25/2006 6:20:48 AM PDT · by Marius3188 · 128 replies · 3,215+ views
    Mirror ^ | 24 Aug 2006 | Nick Pisa
    A £300,000 schooner has been found floating empty in the Mediterranean - echoing the fate of the Marie Celeste over 130 years ago. The 66ft twin-masted vessel had no name and no other identification markings. On board there was a half-eaten meal, maps of the Med, piles of clothes and a punctured dinghy. The boat was found drifting off the Sardinian resort of Punta Volpe. Strong currents were pushing it towards rocks and coastguards boarded the vessel just in time and towed it to the port of Olbia. Officials found a plaque with the name Bel Amica but said that...
  • Mystery wreck discovered in the Baltic Sea!

    10/12/2002 8:19:23 AM PDT · by vannrox · 43 replies · 642+ views
    UPI ^ | Published 10/8/2002 3:06 PM | (Reported by Charles Choi, UPI Science News, in New York)
    Mystery wreck discovered in the Baltic Sea UPI Science News From the Science & Technology Desk Published 10/8/2002 3:06 PM STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- The Royal Swedish Navy said Tuesday it has discovered an underwater mystery shipwreck with skulls littering its centuries-old wooden decks. The sailing ship, which marine archaeologists think is more than 200 years old, was found standing upright on the bottom of the Baltic Sea. The reason for why it sank is so far an enigma, because its hull and masts remain perfectly intact. "We don't have any clues whatsoever right now on what made...